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Great American Horse Drive 2019 (5)

When Ryan accuses me of falling in love with every place we visit he’s not wrong. I tend to adore each place I visit and Northwest Colorado was no exception. I’ve had a special place in my heart for this place since I was a little girl. My grandfather used to tell stories of working on a ranch outside of Craig when he was a young man. He liked horses

A sleigh ride at snow mountain ranch. Natalie & Rufio. HeidiTown.com

You’ve heard about it in songs and perhaps you’ve seen it in a movie or commercials, but did you know that you can do it right here in Colorado? Several places around Colorado offer horse and sleigh rides, and earlier this winter we got to experience an outing at Snow Mountain Ranch, a beautiful YMCA of the Rockies property in Grand County, Colorado. We arrived at Sombrero Stables a little

Leadville Skijoring poster 2013

One of my favorite memories is waking up to six inches of fresh snow on my birthday, October 10, 2007. We were staying in Leadville, Colorado the highest town in the United States at 10,000 feet above sea level. This small town provides a uniquely Colorado experience for several reasons. First, there’s no place like Leadville and when I say it’s one-of-a-kind, I mean it. Colorful characters, both past and

brother and sister puppies at Denkai

Each month I introduce my readers to a nonprofit of my choice and that organization receives free ad space on HeidiTown, plus Facebook posts and tweets about the nonprofit for the entire month. November’s recipient of the HeidiTown Gives Back Campaign is Denkai Animal Sanctuary  with locations in Greeley and Grover, Colorado. If you’ve been reading HeidiTown for any length of time, you know that I’m an animal-person. Years ago,

farm field

Agritourism is a relatively new word, and in fact it is so new that my computer does not actually recognize it as a real word. Agritourism is one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry, but what is it? It’s where agriculture and tourism intersect. If you’ve ever visited a working farm to buy eggs or tour their vegetable patch, or if you’ve taken your children to a

Hearts & Horses haunted house in Loveland, Colorado

It’s our last giveaway of the Halloween season. This time around the Mayor of HeidiTown bought two tickets to Hearts & Horses’ haunted house in Loveland. I’ve written about this organization for a local newspaper and it holds a special place in my heart. Hearts & Horses is a non-profit that promotes the emotional and social well-being of people with special needs through equine therapy. I have witnessed first hand

Cavalia, be amazed

I don’t usually cover large shows like Cavalia on HeidiTown.com, but this time I’m making an exception. This show was created and directed by one of the founders of Cirque de Soleil, and while I have enjoyed Cirque de Soleil shows, none moved me in the same way as Cavalia. The show is a combination of acrobatics, dance, theater, horse back riding, horse whispering and magic. Cavalia is performed in